Explore the natural world in Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s homeschool classes. Students ages 5-18 from the local homeschool community can attend sessions designed to complement homeschool science curriculums and make homeschooling more convenient, interactive, and engaging for your family.
Upcoming Homeschool Classes
Spring Homeschool Classes listed below meet at the museum on the following Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- March 28, 2022
- April 4, 2022
- April 11, 2022
- April 18, 2022
- April 25, 2022
Last day to register for classes is March 21, 2022.
If you love to get messy, dream of running obstacle courses, and do not mind a little slime, this is the class for you! Focus on the senses, and explore gross sights, sounds, and smells in daily teamwork challenges. Do a scientific study of organisms that live in the muck, and discover what we can learn from an animal’s scat. Experiment with the elements required to turn your leftovers into spectacular soil by making your own home composting bin.
Fast and Ferocious
Could you outrun a cheetah? How does your bite force compare to that of a T. rex? Find out as you explore skeletal structure and locomotion in animals. Test your ideas about movement and balance and calculate the size and speed of an animal from its footprint alone. Play physical games and take on friendly design challenges to see how your skills stack up to those of the animal kingdom!
|Piece together a prehistoric mystery as you explore the science of paleontology. Map and excavate a mock dig site, wrap your finds in plaster jackets, and transport them to the laboratory classroom. Build your hands-on fossil prep skills by reconstructing and analyzing bones. Stack up your finds against the specimens in Dinosaurs in Their Time to discover what bone you have found, which dinosaur it came from, and how that part of the skeleton functioned.|
For multi-session classes, full refund less $10 handling fee for withdrawals made at least one week before program begins. Withdrawals made less than one week before the program starts, but before the second class session, are subject to a fee of $10 plus the pro-rated cost of a single class. No refunds after the second class has met.
Inclement Weather Policy
For children’s programs scheduled to occur December through March, the following inclement weather policy will be used: Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation of classes, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, WPXI, and FOX. Decisions are based on the needs of all students and instructors, some of whom drive considerable distances to Oakland. Makeup days may be scheduled for missed classes. During any inclement weather, please use your own discretion to attend for your own safety and that of your student.